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These Black transgender women are fighting housing insecurity for LGBTQ people in the South


https://www.cnn.com/2021/02/28/us/black-trans-woman-housing-south-trnd/index.html


CNN by Maria Morava and Scottie Andrew on February  28, 2021

Kayla Gore wants transgender people of color in the South to have a fighting chance.

In 2016, she and her friend Ellyahnna C. Wattshall were working at a local community center in Memphis, Tennessee, when they noticed emergency shelters were discriminating against trans people like them.

"It was just me and Ellyahnna at the (LGBTQ) community center one day," Gore told CNN. "I was working there ... and I was having a lot of frustration with the organizations that provided emergency shelter in Memphis."
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